Farah Angsana – Spring 2012 New York Fashion Week Review

She specializes in bridal and couture wear, and she frequently draws from her Asian heritage as inspiration for her designs – more specifically for Spring 2012, cherry blossoms in Japan and artwork in Shanghai.  Monique Lhuillier would be a very good guess for a fashion designer who fits this profile, but in this case the answer is Farah Angsana, an Indonesian who was trained in London and bases her main offices in Zurich.

Angsana’s intimate presentation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – just 20 dresses and gowns in the Box, the smallest of the four rooms at the Lincoln Center tents – once again proved why she deserves a lot more attention than she receives.   Thankfully, none of the looks were as heavy as the accompanying soundtrack (the haunting theme from Wong Kar-Wai’s “In the Mood for Love”) with a wide variety of cuts featuring silk, satin and chiffon.  These included a blue kimono jacket paired with an open slit skirt, and a couple of cocktail dresses embellished with crystals and feathers.

Photos: Farah Angsana – Spring 2012